Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Customer Requirements skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Customer Requirements over the 6 months to 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Customer Requirements
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 160 151
Rank change year-on-year +25 -9 -3
Contract jobs citing Customer Requirements 69 52 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.36% 1.02% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.21% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 18
East of England median daily rate £400 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +24.14% +20.63%
10th Percentile £291 £210 £261
90th Percentile £575 £525 £568
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 3
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.03% +1.45% -47.30%
10th Percentile £17.00 £17.50 £13.43
90th Percentile £17.41 £17.50 £17.48
England median hourly rate £17.00 £30.00 £28.18
% change year-on-year -43.33% +6.46% -24.85%

Customer Requirements is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,331 4,312 4,019
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.17% 84.98% 82.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,537 2,482 2,301
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £549
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 263 326
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +10.09% +12.80%
10th Percentile £11.47 £12.00 £13.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.33 £46.88
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%

Customer Requirements
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Customer Requirements as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Customer Requirements in the East of England

Customer Requirements
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Customer Requirements in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Customer Requirements in the East of England

Customer Requirements
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Customer Requirements in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Customer Requirements in the East of England

Customer Requirements
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Customer Requirements in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Customer Requirements in the East of England

Customer Requirements
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Customer Requirements within the East of England region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -4 26 £293 -35.00% 15
Essex +7 21 £425 -10.53% 3
Cambridgeshire +14 15 £425 -5.56% 12
Suffolk - 6 - -
Bedfordshire 0 1 £342 -33.59% 4
Customer Requirements
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Customer Requirements also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Customer Requirements.

1 27 (39.13%) SQL
2 21 (30.43%) Unix
2 21 (30.43%) Windows
3 20 (28.99%) Test Scripting
4 16 (23.19%) Oracle
5 15 (21.74%) Information Security
6 14 (20.29%) Java
7 13 (18.84%) XML
8 12 (17.39%) WebLogic
8 12 (17.39%) webMethods
8 12 (17.39%) ISTQB
8 12 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (15.94%) Microsoft
9 11 (15.94%) ISEB
9 11 (15.94%) SAP
10 10 (14.49%) Computacenter
11 9 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (13.04%) Finance
11 9 (13.04%) Toad
11 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (13.04%) JIRA
11 9 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (11.59%) Data Modelling
13 7 (10.14%) ETL
13 7 (10.14%) SLA
13 7 (10.14%) User Stories
13 7 (10.14%) Relational Database
14 6 (8.70%) Data Reconciliation
14 6 (8.70%) MongoDB
14 6 (8.70%) ETL Development

Customer Requirements
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (17.39%) WebLogic
2 5 (7.25%) Apache Spark
3 4 (5.80%) Confluence
4 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.90%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.45%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.90%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.45%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (1.45%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.90%) Office 365
2 2 (2.90%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) DHCP
1 2 (2.90%) DNS
1 2 (2.90%) Skype
2 1 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.14%) Relational Database
2 6 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (8.70%) MongoDB
3 5 (7.25%) Apache Hive
3 5 (7.25%) HBase
3 5 (7.25%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.90%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.45%) BODI
5 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (1.45%) MySQL
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.45%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 9 (13.04%) JIRA
1 9 (13.04%) Toad
2 5 (7.25%) SoapUI
3 3 (4.35%) MSI
4 2 (2.90%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.90%) Selenium
5 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (13.04%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.90%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Automotive
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Military
4 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (42.03%) Analyst
2 11 (15.94%) Test Analyst
3 9 (13.04%) Developer
4 8 (11.59%) Business Analyst
5 7 (10.14%) ETL Developer
5 7 (10.14%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Consultant
7 4 (5.80%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.35%) Functional Consultant
9 2 (2.90%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.90%) CRM Consultant
9 2 (2.90%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Junior C# Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Junior Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Junior Software Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Consultant
9 2 (2.90%) Support Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.84%) XML
2 6 (8.70%) CSS
2 6 (8.70%) HTML
3 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (4.35%) SOAP
5 1 (1.45%) JSON
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.25%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.45%) Biotechnology
3 1 (1.45%) CMDB
3 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.43%) Unix
1 21 (30.43%) Windows
2 5 (7.25%) Windows 10
3 4 (5.80%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.45%) Linux
6 1 (1.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.99%) Test Scripting
2 15 (21.74%) Information Security
3 9 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (11.59%) Data Modelling
5 7 (10.14%) ETL
5 7 (10.14%) User Stories
6 6 (8.70%) Data Analysis
6 6 (8.70%) Data Reconciliation
6 6 (8.70%) ETL Development
7 5 (7.25%) Business Analysis
7 5 (7.25%) Data Engineering
7 5 (7.25%) Data Integration
7 5 (7.25%) Software Engineering
7 5 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (7.25%) System Testing
8 4 (5.80%) CRM
8 4 (5.80%) ERP
8 4 (5.80%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (4.35%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 27 (39.13%) SQL
2 14 (20.29%) Java
3 6 (8.70%) C#
3 6 (8.70%) PL/SQL
3 6 (8.70%) Shell Script
4 4 (5.80%) C++
4 4 (5.80%) Python
4 4 (5.80%) R
5 2 (2.90%) C
5 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.90%) VBScript
6 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) ISTQB
1 12 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 11 (15.94%) ISEB
3 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.90%) Degree
6 2 (2.90%) MCSA
6 2 (2.90%) MCSE
7 1 (1.45%) APMP
7 1 (1.45%) MBA
7 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) SLA
2 2 (2.90%) GxP
2 2 (2.90%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.45%) Def Stans
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.90%) BitLocker
2 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.90%) XenApp
2 2 (2.90%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) SCCM
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (2.90%) WSUS
3 1 (1.45%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (23.19%) Oracle
2 12 (17.39%) webMethods
3 11 (15.94%) Microsoft
3 11 (15.94%) SAP
4 10 (14.49%) Computacenter
5 5 (7.25%) Informatica
6 4 (5.80%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.90%) BMC
7 2 (2.90%) Citrix
7 2 (2.90%) Remedy
7 2 (2.90%) VMware
8 1 (1.45%) HP